The first annual matchplay in a league format! 4 to 10 players can participate in an STM League. The difference to the traditional year-round matchplay is that you do not exit the competition after a lost match, you simply do not get any points. Over the time of the league, everyone plays against everyone according to the Short Track Matchplay points system. Since the "2up" rule is also applied here, the earliest a match can be decided is on the eight hole.
Additional options for the STM League:
The "Play Off" version has the first 4 players of the league standings qualify for the "Play Offs" after all matches within the league have been played. The players then play a knock out format to determine who makes it to the German Final.
The "Rematch" format is especially designed for small leagues as an interesting alternative to allow more matches to be played. Throughout the course of the season, league opponents will match up twice in order to determine the winner of the league.
The point system:
Win hole 8 = 3 Points
Win hole 9 = 2 Points
In a tie, both players receive a point.
For those choosing to play net, we have integrated a "Matchcalculator" on the website for you to work out the amount of shots given by one player to the other. Simply enter the Handicaps of the two opponents and the calculation will be made using this formular: ¾ of the Handicap that has been divided by two
The highest HCP is 36.0. Players with a higher level of HCP starting with 36.0. The lowest HCP is 0. Players with a + HCP will enter 0.
After each match, the results is to be entered on the website. The League standings are comparable to those of a football league. If two or more players have the same amount of points the direct comparison amongst those players tied will determine, who comes out on top. If the direct comparison is also tied, the result against the next highest ranked in the league will decide. The same applies to the further placements in the standings.